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CHIRA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA) is to bring together professionals, academics and students who are interested in the advancement of research and practical applications of interaction design & human-computer interaction. Five parallel tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Computer-Human Interaction, including Interaction Design, Human Factors, Entertainment, Cognition, Perception, User-Friendly Software and Systems, Pervasive Technologies and Interactive Devices.

Papers describing original work on advanced methods, prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are encouraged. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the Proceedings of CHIRA, which will be placed on at least one Digital Library and sent for indexation by the major international indexes.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Social Networks
  • Security and Privacy
  • Ergonomics
  • User Behaviour Analysis
  • Modelling Human Factors
  • Customer and Usage Analytics
  • Computing with Social Trust
  • Semiotics
  • Decision Making
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Personalized User Experiences in eCommerce
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Game User Experience Evaluation
  • Entertainment


  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Health, Wellness and Ageing
  • Modelling Interactive Devices
  • Social Computing
  • Application of AI in IS
  • New Visualization-Techniques
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Speech Recognition Technologies
  • TV and Online Video
  • Pervasive Health
  • Pervasive Advertising
  • Distributed User Interfaces
  • Software Frameworks
  • System Performance


  • Haptic and Tangible Devices
  • Conversational Speech Interfaces
  • 3D Interaction
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Interactive Surfaces
  • Wearable Sensors
  • Sensor Networks
  • Smart Homes
  • Mobile Devices and Services
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Gesture-Based Interaction
  • EEG Signal Processing
  • Neuroimaging Interfaces


  • User Experience Design
  • Web Design and Accessibility
  • Accessible and Adaptive Interaction
  • Design and Evaluation
  • Interaction Design Modelling
  • Agile Enterprise Models and Interaction
  • Collaboration and Interaction Design
  • Service Science and Interaction Design
  • Mobile Computer-Human Interaction
  • User-Centered Interaction Design Patterns
  • Situated Interaction
  • Cognitive Interaction
  • Computational Systems for Enhancing Creativity
  • Design and Creativity Support Software
  • Affective Computing
  • Multimedia and Multimodal Interaction


  • Visualization Tools
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Interactive Machine Learning
  • Modelling Adaptive and Intelligent Systems
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Cognition, Communication and Interaction
  • Learning in Virtual Worlds
  • Machine Learning
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Applied Perception
  • Peripheral Interaction
  • Gamification


Kristina HöökRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Pietro CipressoCatholic University of Milan, Italy
Helmut WindlPanasonic Automotive Systems Europe GmbH, Germany


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 20 - 21 September, 2019

Paper Submission: May 20, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 12, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)


CHIRA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: chira.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.chira.scitevents.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria
Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland
Larry ConstantineMadeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal


Hugo Plácido SilvaIT- Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Andres Jimenez RamirezUniversity of Seville, Spain


Iyad Abu Doush, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Henning Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Ahmad Taher Azar, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Dana Balas-Timar, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Nizar Banu P K, Christ University, India
Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Heloisa Candello, IBM, Brazil
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Luis Castro, Instituto Tecnólogico de Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Adrian Cheok, City University London, United Kingdom
Ahyoung Choi, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Swagatam Das, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Lizette de Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Vania Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Ronak Etemadpour, City College, CUNY, United States
Paul Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Silas Formunyuy Verkijika, University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Carla Freitas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Valentina Gatteschi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Ciara Heavin, University College Cork, Ireland
Beat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Peter Johnson, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
Roland Kaschek, , Germany
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Suzanne Kieffer, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Gerard Kim, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Bernd Korn, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Gerhard Leitner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Yunji Liang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Eurico Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Arminda Lopes, Interactive Technologies Institute (LARSyS/ITI) & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Wendy Lucas, Bentley University, United States
Andreas Luedtke, OFFIS, Germany
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Lia Morra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Samar Mouakket, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Max Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, Italy
Yoosoo Oh, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of
Jose Paiva, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia / Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research, Brazil
Kemal Polat, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Steve Reames, Angelo State University, United States
Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Rosenthal, University of Rostock, Germany
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Amando Jr. Singun, Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Oman
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Frédéric Vanderhaegen, University of Valenciennes, France
Phu Vo, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Sven Wachsmuth, Bielefeld University, Germany
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Philippe Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland